Steel and Lace
THE FRENCH COMMUNITY gathered
for crepes, confections and good cheer
on BASTILLE DAY last July 14th
at the ROUNDHOUSE in Vancouver.
a true story
CLASSIC FRENCH CARS were also highlighted on BASTILLE DAY!
Handsome owned a similiar French Traction Avante in the ’60s, costing only £90 ($270) . It was brilliant until the car broke down on his way to work one day. With great haste, he bought another vehicle for £35, making the offshore helicopter flight!
Off The Wall
During the Bastille Day celebration, the ROUNDHOUSE WINDOW Gallery featured THE PEOPLE by artist WEN WEN LU.
Creating something of value from nearly worthless discarded magazines, Wen Wen’s extraordinary art was powerful, humorous and stunningly beautiful.
Wen Wen Lu HERE
a magazine image,
glue it onto torn craft wrapping paper and machine sew or tape a surprise inside!
Handsome’s Gallic Day Outfit
Old Navy jacket as an ode to the preppy British rowing blazers was my intention.
Hand sewing the grey textured trim by following the edges of collar, pockets and cuffs fancified his jacket.
For a peek at the blazer’s previous appearance at our prom,
visit The Ball, Yawl June 20, 2019 blog
Handsome’s brooch was gifted by New Orleans’ Big Dave. Little Dave is another story.
The fleur-de-lis is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means "flower", and lis means "lily”).
black fedora Docker grey cotton trousers Sketcher’s electric blue shoes
my MOST CHERISHED CLASSIC FRENCH SONG HERE
Edith Piaf - La vie en rose (Live version)
my FAVORED foreign subtitled French iTune RENTAL HERE
The Midwife stars a spunky older ager Catherine Deneuve.
my NUMBER ONE CONTEMPORARY FRENCH FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITER VIDEO HERE
Zaz sings in French Demain c'est toi with handy subtitles.
EIFFEL TOWER STOCKINGS
JEAN PAUL GAUTIER
Night time lights and daytime puffy clouds are to my liking. HERE
Eiffel Tower because